Coyote Dance  by Rhonda Strickland

Please listen to the music (below) as it enhances the viewing/reading experience.
Coyote Dance written by Rhonda Strickland©

In olden times
As legend is told.
When the land was free,
And trees were not old.

There lived a young man
So brave and so true
Who ran with coyotes
Who loved to pursue

The wonders of freedom.
Of the eagles in flight,
The flowing of rivers
The blackness of night.

It is said that he was chief
Of all his eyes saw
Yet he was fair and was kind
When it came to the law.

He had many fine sons
Who grew strong and so tall
Who followed in his ways
Who heard natures true call.

When he passed he was buried
With his arrows and bow
His sons sang in his honor.
While his sad people cried low.

When the night comes to honor him
You may hear, just by chance,
The howls from the great hills.
The sound of the Coyote Dance.

a rhonda original© 2010

No political or spiritual assertions to go along with this image. Just a love of this music. I have this CD and it’s a wonderfully crafted album by Robbie Robertson & the Red Road Ensemble. It came onto my iPod and I was inspired to create this image.

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Created from the images below. A photo I took of a beautiful wall in a restaurant and a Wisteria bush at a nearby park. Taken with my Nikon CP8400. Then added several fractals created in Incendia & Apophysis. Mirrored in PSP, layered with textures using blend modes and overlays in PSCS2. Used Fractalius filter as a texturing layer.
Photos shot with a Nikon CP8400 in Feb. & Mar. 2010

Coyote Dance – Robbie Robertson

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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Brett…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 5 years ago


  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    WOW this is fantastic Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thank you David. . . a fun image to create.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 5 years ago

    Your works are always something fascinating and mysterious…also in the mix of colors..

  • Thank you AnnaMaria. . . I always enjoy your wonderful comments.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • MCarman
    MCarmanalmost 5 years ago

    Wow…I love the kaleidoscope effect and colors. How long did this take to do?

  • Thank you so much Maryanne. . . It was a process where I did it here & there for about a week. When it started to come together I did all the final blending in about 2-3 hours.
    I took a walk through your gallery & really enjoy your work… Thank you for visiting.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Firealmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured at Fractal Paradise 05-12-2010

    ps.please ad a tag to your work ‘Fpfractals2010’

  • Thank so much FF – I always love to be featured in FP – such fabulous artists to be among… I am honored..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • jedidiah morley
    jedidiah morleyalmost 5 years ago

    No intentional spiritual assertions, but still a lot of symmetry, ghost images & a central composition similar to a tarot card ;o)
    I’d never thought to look into other Robbie Robertson tracks before; I’d only encountered him as a guest vocal on a Howie B track;

  • This is a beautiful song. . . his voice is perfect. . listen to Broken Arrow & Somewhere Down the Crazy River… they are 2 of my favorites..
    Thank you for enjoying this image…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition and perfect music to go with it!!! I’ve missed you!!!!

  • Thank you Greta…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kaleidoking
    Kaleidokingalmost 5 years ago

    It’s a great image!!!!

    But in the Magic of mirrored images group, both sides of the image need to be identical.
    Maybe you can change this for this group, if you like to??

  • I thought about that after I submitted. I had added cloud textures which made it non-symetrical… rejection of it is not a problem at all. . . thank you anyway….. :o)
    xox Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    This is a winner on all levels Rhonda. Fabulous – and words fail me. I predict this will be one of your most successful images of all time.

  • Anna, what great things to say… THANK YOU – I can only go by past predictions and say you are usually right… and if it isn’t to be, that you thought so is success enough.
    hugz to my SS

    – Rhonda Strickland

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